Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Freshly Picked: Tingle's Rosey Rupeeland [Preorder]

When the Japanese version of Tingle was released last year, NCS received some common questions. Yes, it was really an official Nintendo game and no, we did not Photoshop the game cover. We also assumed that there was no way Tingle would ever make it out of Japan.

We were wrong.

Preorders are now welcome for the European version of
Freshly Picked: Tingle's Rosey Rupeeland which will be released on September 13, 2007. The game will feature a multi-language option which includes English.

The impish Tingle is a rupee collecting jester who travels around the land collecting coin. Light-footed and blessed with a joyful disposition, Tingle evokes feelings of revulsion love and appreciation from all who witness his greedy antics. In the NDS game, Tingle roams around the world collecting rupees in a bid to elevate a tower to the heavens...

Japanese Import Schedule Updated

The USA version of Namco Museum DS ships sooner than the JPN version.
NDS Kyouryuu Ikusei Batoru RPG MTO

Namco Museum DS Namco
PS2 Galaxy Angel II: Mugen Kairou no Kagi Broccoli

Galaxy Angel II: Mugen Kairou no Kagi Deluxe Pack Broccoli

Galaxy Angel II: Mugen Kairou no Kagi Zettai Mugen Broccoli

Real Action Heroes Venom-Punisher

In the What If? Vol. 2 #44 comic book from Marvel, the question asked was, "What if... Venom had possessed the Punisher?" Inside the pages of the comic, the alien symbiote abandons Spider-Man and merges with Frank Castle aka The Punisher. With newfound powers, the Punisher redoubles his efforts against the criminal underworld with a savage campaign against super-powered thugs and bosses. The Venom-Punisher's rampage eventually leads him into an all-out assault against Spider-Man, Daredevil, and Moon Knight.

Medicom has started preorders for a Real Action Heroes figure which asks the same question as the What It? comic book and depicts Venom encasing the Punisher. A weapon is affixed to Venom's back and a holster is lashed across its chest. A stylized rendition of the Punisher's skull logo appears on the figure's chest area. Ominous.

Preorders are welcome to ship in December 2007 at JPY17000 or US$165 from NCS. Due to the size of Real Action Heroes figures, NCS recommends only shipping by way of UPS Ground to avoid onerous air shipping costs incurred with any UPS air service.

Roen Super Large Scale Guitar Mickey

Medicom has started preorders for a limited edition large version of their Roen Meets Mickey: Guitar Mickey vinyl figure which is scheduled to ship in February 2008. Hiromu Takahara (Roen) provides the sculpt where Mickey's about to completely crush a guitar onto the pavement. The figure measures 50cm or 19.68" tall and will ship from the manufacturer in a retail cardboard box that's packaged into a dedicated cardboard shipping container. Only 2000 pieces total will be produced. Pricing is set at JPY28,000 or US$250 from NCS. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late February 2008 (estimated ship date due to transit times from Japan).